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Spot-nosed Guenon

Spot-nosed Guenon

Animal's Behavior

Active during the day, vocalizations include chirps and booms, with communication via facial expressions, tail positioning and head jerks as well.

Eating Habits

Ripe fruit is a favorite, which they store in large cheek pouches.


Western Africa, including Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ghana

Conservation Efforts

As this is a common species and widespread, there are not thought to be major threats to its survival, although it is believed to sometimes be hunted for meat.

Animal Facts

  • This species has excellent color vision and has been known to blush when excited.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Cercopithecus petaurista


Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, Cercopithecidae, Cercopithecinae

Place of Birth

Sub-Saharan Africa


About 9 lbs.


Brownish-gold, with dark face and white belly. White marking on nose.


20-30 years

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Where to See

Audubon Zoo

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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